Author Archives: Randy Capps

U.S. Lifting the World Cup? – A Shock to the Planet and the Wallet

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Most U.S. soccer fans occupy a place somewhere between realism and pessimism in their support of the national team. But for the 23-man roster, there’s a reason – thousands of them, actually – to dream big. Turns out that U.S. … Continue reading

MLS, Versus in Early TV Contract Talks

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It’s already been a year full of off-field news – good and bad – for Major League Soccer. And it may be about to pick up again. MLS and Versus are talking about a potential TV partnership after the league’s current … Continue reading

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MLS Weekend Preview

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FC Dallas and Chicago battled to a 1-1 draw Thursday night, but that still leaves seven matches on the Saturday schedule – all slated for well after the U.S./Turkey send-off game in Philadelphia. The Columbus Crew welcome in the Galaxy … Continue reading

U.S. Team Announces 23-man World Cup Roster

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The clock has struck midnight on the World Cup dreams of seven players as coach Bob Bradley unveiled his 23-man roster for next month’s World Cup in South Africa. Here is your United States men’s National Team: Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, … Continue reading

U.S. National Team Meets Czech Republic Tonight

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The United States men’s national team will host the Czech Republic tonight in East Hartford (ESPN, 7 p.m.) in one of its final tune-up before boarding a plane for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa next month. This game, … Continue reading

MLS Weekend Preview – May 20-23

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Even while Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle and Sacha Kljestan train with the U.S. men’s national team in hopes of making the World Cup roster, the MLS schedule churns on this weekend. There are two games tonight in advance of a … Continue reading

Oguchi Onyewu to Play For Free in 2012-2013

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In today’s sporting culture, many athletes are painted with the same brush – all about money, with little concern about loyalty or equality. Then there’s Oguchi Onyewu. The U.S. international, recovering from a patellar tendon injury he suffered in a World … Continue reading

Charlie Davies Slams Sochaux After World Cup Roster Decision

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Just when you thought Charlie Davies’ omission from the U.S. team’s preliminary World Cup roster had been examined from every angle, there’s a new one to consider. It’s Sochaux’s fault. At least, if you listen to Charlie Davies, it is. … Continue reading

U.S. Unveils Preliminary World Cup Roster

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Today’s the day. U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley pulled the curtain back on his 30-man preliminary World Cup roster today, and while he still has to whittle that down to a 23-man group in the next couple of weeks, … Continue reading

2018, 2022 World Cup Bids to Be Submitted Friday

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The 2010 World Cup is still weeks away, but it’s time to get serious about where the 2018 and 2022 tournaments are going to be held. The United States will submit its bid book for the events on Friday in … Continue reading